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PlantFiles: Texas Poppymallow
Callirhoe scabriuscula

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callirhoe (kal-ir-OH-ee) (Info)
Species: scabriuscula (skay-bree-US-kew-luh) (Info)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral htop On Apr 14, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. It is an endangered species and can only be found in small populations in these Texas counties: Coke, Mitchell and Runnels. Texas Poppymallow produces leaves from August to early September forming a basal rosette then bolts in early April setting bloom buds shortly afterwards. The flowering period depends upon the amount and times of precipitation and temperature. The obovate petals are red to purple with a deeper red basal spot and the stigmas red or pink. No new blooms are formed by late June. Fruiting and fruit dispersal occurs in early May to mid-July. By late July, all of the above the soil structures are gone. The 7.8 to 11.9 mm in diameter fruit are composed of 12 to 20 mericarps. The seeds are black and are usually dispersed in a area close to the mother plant. Seed collection and propagation of this plant is prohibited. The plant is protected by federal law.

The Texas poppy-mallow can be distinguished from the common winecup because the stem diameter is about the size of a pencil and are stiffly erect. In addition, the leaf lobes of Texas poppy-mallow are broad and irregularly-shaped.

Neutral frostweed On Aug 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Callirhoe scabriuscula is Endemic to Texas.

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